The prospect of the increasing use of proxy warfare has several implications for U.S. defense policy. Violent nonstate actors supported by states tend to be much more lethal than those without state support.
How to effectively compete with China ranks among the top national security concerns of the 118th Congress. Already this year, several committees have held hearings on various aspects of relations with China. RAND possesses deep and broad expertise on China that is available to congressional staff.
One year has passed since Russia launched its full-scale invasion against Ukraine. In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Dara Massicot reflects on the past 12 months of war, discusses the current Russian offensive, and outlines different scenarios in the year ahead.
The new report, America’s Opioid Ecosystem, provides insights into the extraordinary depth of the country’s opioid problems. Researchers offer nine action areas that could help decisionmakers prioritize and organize their efforts to address problems associated with opioid use.
The expansion of China's global interests and the subsequent increase in its overseas security footprint have led the Chinese leadership to elevate the role of military diplomacy in supporting China's foreign policy objectives.
What are the biggest justice policy policy issues facing the 118th Congress? RAND experts offer up insight on a variety of justice topics in recent years, including drug policy, gun policy, health care consolidation and integration, violent extremism, and more.
What are the biggest homeland security policy issues facing the 118th Congress? RAND experts offer up insight on a variety of topics including cybersecurity, disaster preparedness and recovery, and terrorism and extremism, and more.
Although U.S. and NATO planners have long focused on preparing for the contingency of a large-scale conflict with Russia, the Ukraine war has created a unique set of circumstances that make a more limited Russian attack plausible. A new RAND paper outlines the characteristics of a potential Russian attack that are relevant to informing a U.S. or NATO response.
What are the biggest national security and international affairs policy issues facing the 118th Congress? RAND experts offer up insights on topics including competing with China, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, strategic competition, military personnel. and space policy.
What are the biggest climate and energy policy issues facing the 118th Congress? RAND experts offer up insight on a variety of energy, natural resources, and climate topics, including adaptation, resilience, and hazard mitigation.
What are the biggest education policy issues facing the 118th Congress? RAND experts offer up insight on a variety of topics including strategies to strengthen early childhood education, policies to address COVID-19-related learning loss, and more.
What are the biggest health care policy issues facing the 118th Congress? RAND experts offer up insight on a variety of topics including drug pricing, hospital prices and transparency, the COVID-19 pandemic, and more.
RAND researchers developed a framework for assessing competition between major powers and assembled high-level findings and recommendations to support immediate policy decisions to ensure the U.S. competitive advantage.
A new RAND publication contains a collection of essays that explores topics of critical importance toward that end and identifies actions to take to not only improve pandemic preparedness but also help prevent the occurrence of future pandemics.
RAND researcher Carrie Farmer highlighted three recommendations for how Congress and VA could improve available data on Community Care, with the ultimate goal of providing veterans with the information needed to make decisions about where to receive care.
With a busy fall schedule approaching, many will spend time in August examining topics sure to top Congress' agenda after recess. This review provides insights from RAND on issues including national competitive advantage, synthetic opioids, artificial intelligence, veteran homelessness, and more.
A new RAND paper based on a deep bench of research identifies initiatives available to the Department of Defense in the near to middle term that analysis suggests can bolster the ability of the United States and its allied and partner forces to deter and defend against aggression by China and Russia.
What characteristics of a nation or society contribute to competitive advantage? A new RAND report, through analysis of comparative studies of historical eras and trends, historical case studies, and the findings of issue-specific empirical research, seeks to answer that question.